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The former police officer was arrested in the Breonna Taylor case

Joshua Jaynes: The former police officer was arrested in the Breonna Taylor case

In Louisville, Kentucky, Detective Joshua Jaynes is employed by the Louisville Metro Police Department. He was one of the police officers involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor, an ER worker of African descent.


Former Louisville Metro Police detectives Joshua Jaynes, Brett Hankison and Kelly Goodlett, and current detective Kyle Meany have all been charged with federal offenses in connection with the March 13, 2020 investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor.

Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot dead at her home in Louisville, Kentucky. Seven police officers entered the apartment as part of an investigation into drug trafficking operations.


Three Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers, Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove, were involved in the shooting. According to WAVE News Troubleshooters, the FBI has charged four Louisville Metro Police Department officers in connection with the death of Breonna Taylor, an emergency services technician.

Joshua Jaynes, a former Louisville, Kentucky police officer, has been arrested on suspicion in the Breonna Taylor case.


Merrick Garland, the US Attorney General, has accused Joshua of violating civil rights, preparing a crime, using excessive force and obstructing the law.

Taylor was killed on March 13, 2020 as a result of a search warrant signed by the case’s lead investigator, Jaynes.


Garland alleges that federal prosecutors allege that the cops violated Taylor’s Fourth Amendment rights and killed her by providing false information about the search warrant used to enter her home. He claimed police took action to cover up their inappropriate behavior following Taylor’s death.

Additionally, according to the DOJ, Jaynes and Goodlett met in a garage in May 2020 and decided to make up a story for investigators. Meany also misled the FBI when conducting his investigation. Former detective Jaynes was fired in January 2021, and following an appeal, the Louisville Police Merit Board upheld the decision in June.


The Louisville Police Department’s internal investigation found that Jaynes had broken the rules of preparing a search warrant and the truth. He admitted he had not personally confirmed a drug trafficking suspect during an interview with Louisville Police Department investigators in May.

Although Jamarcus Glover said in a previous statement that he had done so, he still received mail at Taylor’s home. Instead, according to Jaynes, he used information from another officer.


Families of Joshua Jaynes

1982 saw the birth of Joshua. He was born and raised in Mount Washington, Kentucky and has also lived in York, Pennsylvania. However, the names of his parents have not been released. Also, it is not known if he is married or not.

The news of his imprisonment must have devastated his family. The fact that Jaynes was the detective meant they never expected anything like this. His actions disappointed his family, who must have expected him to succeed as a detective.


In addition, it is difficult to speculate about the private life of the detective since he is not active on any social media platforms.